Lead Architect- 65427BR (Follansbee)

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Description: Aetna's mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for Aetna's digital transformation and all digital products; as well as the development and execution of the digital roadmap. A key part of the responsibility is to build an integrated platform that enables the delivery of products to drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness. We want you to be apart of the team that will build this next generation platform. Leveraging your expertise in Big Data, IoT, Native Cloud, Application Development, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, you will join a product team that is building disruptive cloud platform that will transform the healthcare industry and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Aetna Digital is a highly energetic, highly collaborative team that operates as a startup within the Aetna Enterprise. We want you to bring your talent and expertise to drive the change the is desperately needed within the healthcare industry. Come Join Aetna Digital! 65427 Fundamental Components: Lead technical architecture initiatives for multiple value streams (e.g. Agile Release Train), helping to ensure successful product deliveries.Manage the evolution of architectural roadmaps for your domain, showing how new features are released or updated, with an eye on paying down technical debt with minimal disruption.Serve as solutions architect for a train or set of trains, helping to ensure successful solution deliveries.Provide guidance to product managers, architects, developers and other stakeholders regarding the design of applications and solutions, encompassing APIs and micro-services, containers, databases, cloud infrastructures, and cloud services.Manage the evolution of architectural roadmaps for your domain, showing how new features are released or updated, with an eye on paying down technical debt with minimal disruptionEnsure all Non-Functional Requirements (e.g. performance, availability and fail-over, scalability, security, etc.) are properly articulated, and work with all parties to guarantee that the software products that are delivered meet these objectivesPartner with key stakeholders to establish and adopt architectural best practices, guidelines, and standards. Evangelize, mentor, and coach all on the same.Lead Proof-Of-Concepts and Spike Solutions, and provide Reference Architectures and Baseline Implementations when appropriateDrive buy vs build evaluations, including consideration of OSSParticipates in high-level estimation Background Experience: 10-15+ years as a software architect or technical product manager. Experience and proficiency with modern languages, frameworks, and technologies such as Java, Python, Node.js, messaging queuing infrastructures, as well as AWS or GCP cloud infrastructure and servicesExperience with the design and development of complex systems; employs a disciplined and rigorous approachAdept at requirements analysis, estimation, systems and application design, and testing.Experience designing RESTful APIs that facilitate a superior UX or simplify systems integration.?Significant Experience with systems integration.Familiarity with popular Design Patterns catalogues.Experience with RDBMS and/or NoSQL databases. Understands the benefits and trade-offs of both. Familiar with normalization and denormalization, sharding, and other data-centric patterns.Experience with distributed computing architectures, including race conditions, parallelism, and concurrency control.Excellent collaboration, influencing, evangelization, negotiation, coaching, mentoring, and coalition-building skills. Ability to work with persons in all job functions (e.g. Product, UX, developers, QA, DevOps).Excellent verbal and written communicationsAbility to manage multiple competing priorities with minimal supervision. Self-directedA great team player, with demonstrable experience delivering superior software products via Agile methodologiesExperience on an Agile team Desired SkillsA proven track record working as part of a team on large architectural projectsExperience with micro-servicesExperience architecting solutions for AWS or Google cloudsExperience with distributed caching solutions; understands the factors that enable effective cachingExposure to Big-Data and/or Machine Learning Exposure to CI/CD and DevOpsExperience with SAFe Software Development PrinciplesMeeting facilitation Additional Job Information: Dollar-for-dollar match up-to 5% of your 401(k) contributions! Health care (HSA/FSA), dental, vision benefits, PTO Gym / Showers A top of the line MacBook Pro Sit/stand desk Free Parking (Burlington, MA office)Aetna-sponsored refreshments, Friday lunches, etc.Tuition reimbursement Reimbursement also available for additional Certification, Training & Conferences Percent of Travel Required: 0 - 10% EEO Statement: Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Benefit Eligibility: Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position. Candidate Privacy Information: Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately. Be sure to include your preferences below so you wont miss out on openings in your preferred job category and location. At Aetna, we are pioneering a total approach to health and wellness and we need talented candidates like you to join our team. Become a member of our talent community to be the first to know about career initiatives that match your skills and interests as they become available, in addition to details on upcoming events, networking opportunities, and news about Aetna. Sign up to receive information about job openings that are tailored to your skills and interests. Plus, get the latest career news from Aetna. Aetna is the brand name used for products and services provided by one or more of the Aetna group of subsidiary companies, including Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna) and its affiliates.
Associated topics: architecture, back end, c#, develop, devops, java, matlab, maven, senior software engineer, software engineer lead

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